Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Offenders

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) says it’s pleased to announce that 2020r saw the highest number of Most Wanted Offenders captured since the program’s beginning.

After its start in 1993, DPS reported that 2021 saw a record number of 34 fugitives and sex offenders captured in cooperation with state, federal, local, and Mexican authorities. That broke the previous record of 32 captures, DPS said, which was set in 2013. In addition, DPS said that $71,500 was paid in rewards for anonymous tips that led to arrests.

DPS said that it selects fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders lists by working alongside local law enforcement to decide which “pose the most significant threat to public safety in the state.” The current lists and photos can be found on the DPS website.

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